Attention: News Editors / Journalists / Press Members

Date: 26 November 2021


Port St Johns local economy will receive a boost as traditional poets, dancers, national and local artists will exhibit and perform at the annual Isingqisethu Cultural Festival, from 3-4 December 2021. 

Some of the artists that will perform at the two days festival, includes NaakMusiq, Vusi Nova, aka S’Nova, 047 and Ntombethongo.

This comes at a time when the department is working tirelessly to move the sector from relief to recovery, by providing a platform for artists to perform and earn a living. The cultural and creative sectors are among the hardest hit by COVID-19 crisis.

The festival is a provincial platform aimed at developing and exposing local talent. The cultural festival has also identified key elements of this two-day programme which are arts, culture, tourism and heritage that are strongly noticed to play a vital role in the development of our economy, education, social cohesion and heritage preservation in our province and the country. 

This initiative serves as a platform not only for arts development and promotion but also as a tool to showcase our cultural diversity. Various artforms are showcased which include dance, drama, music, storytelling, poetry, visual arts and video development.  

The two-day festival boasts a diversity of heritage and culture from various nations throughout the province and this will be showcased through Dance, Drama, Poetry, Visual Arts & Crafts, Storytelling and Film and Video Development.  

The cultural festival is a groomed development project, created in partnership with the National Arts and Culture, DSRAC, Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency (ECPTA), OR Tambo District Municipality and Port St Johns as the hosts Municipality.

Initially it was created to invest and develop wild coast areas of South Africa and the Eastern Cape identified as the implementing Province. The project has been doing well and as a result it has been broadened not only to be implemented along the coast but also inland.

Members of the media are invited to attend the cultural festival as follows:

Date               : 3-4 December 2021

Time               : 10h00 daily

Venue            : Port St Johns Sports Grounds

For RSVP, contact:

Mr Sivuyile Ngaba                                              

Cell: 071 403 5294


For media queries, contact:

Spokesperson to the MEC                        

Ms Busisiwe Jemsana-Mantashe

Cell: 071 688 4204                         



Mr Andile Nduna                             

Cell: 071 411 4820                                      Email:    

Leave a Reply